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Re: smb share problem.

From: Ryan Schmidt <subversion-2007b_at_ryandesign.com>
Date: 2007-07-06 22:45:59 CEST

On Jul 6, 2007, at 06:04, Matt Sickler wrote:

> as is the reply when anyone tries to network share a repository and/or
> working copy: DONT DO IT. Subversion comes with two servers (svnserve
> and apache's mod_dav_svn) that do the networking for you. They are
> already made. They've been tested to work. Why would anyone try to
> implement their own networking scheme when two really good ones are
> already there is beyond me.

For repositories, I agree with you. Store them on a server-local hard
disk, or on a cluster filesystem available to the server. Don't store
them on NFS, SMB, etc. Many people have run into problems trying to
do this.

For working copies, there are legitimate reasons to want to store
these on a server rather than locally. For example, in the web
development shop where I worked, we had a central apache/mysql server
on which all our working copies were stored, in our public_html
directories, so that we could test what we worked on before
committing. We didn't want each user to have to configure apache and
mysql on their personal workstations, hence the working copies had to
be on the server, accessed via SMB so that we could still use our
local text editors.

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